Manchester

Manchester and Greater Manchester pub industry focus

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Regional focus on... Manchester

By Liam Coleman

Our regional focus on the pub property market in Manchester takes a look at the best licensed premises available both in the city centre and wider Greater Manchester.

Hawthorn acquires 11 JDW pubs

City news

Hawthorn acquires 11 JDW pubs

By MCA, James Wallin

Hawthorn Leisure, the Avenue Capital-backed pub operator, has acquired 11 pubs from JD Wetherspoon, which will be its first fully manged sites.

Dorbiere to invest £1m in refurbs

Operator news

Dorbiere to invest £1m in refurbs

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Dorbiere — the operator of pubs across the Midlands and Northern England — is investing £1m in refurbishing its existing estate.

National Pubwatch Awards open for entry

Awards

National Pubwatch Awards open for entry

By Helen Gilbert

Pubwatch organisers are being urged to enter the Diageo National Pubwatch Awards, which recognise the best practice work of local schemes to improve the safety and pub experience for everyone.

Loungers plans 10 to 12 new outlets for 2013

Loungers plans 10 to 12 new outlets for 2013

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Loungers, the café/bar/restaurant company led by Alex Reilley, has secured its first site for 2013, a year in which it plans 10 to 12 new outlets.

Loungers confirms locations of north-west openings

Loungers confirms locations of north-west openings

Loungers, the fast-growing café/bar/restaurant company, has confirmed the location of its first four planned openings in the north-west — in Liverpool, the Wirral, and two in Greater Manchester.

Living Ventures to roll out pub concept

Living Ventures to roll out pub concept

By Mark Wingett

Living Ventures (LV), the north west-based restaurant and bar company led by Tim Bacon, is planning to invest c.£8m on new openings next year, including the rollout of its Oast House pub concept.

Living Ventures to open new venue

Living Ventures to open new venue

Living Ventures Management, the restaurant and bar company led by entrepreneurs Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, will open its latest venture in Manchester — Peppermint Bay, a café-deli concept — next week.

Self-help: Visit Manchester is calling for pubs to apply

Rural pubs urged: make grant bids

By Gurjit Degun

Rural pubs in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to apply for a new grant of up to £60,000 to fund any new refurbishments and developments....

Alchemist: cocktail bar with full-service restaurant

Australasia set to open

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Living Ventures will open Australasia, its new Pacific Rim pan-Asian casual fine-dining restaurant and bar, in Manchester this month.

Redknapp: brand ambassador

Carlsberg hosts Eve-ents this month

By Robyn Black

Carlsberg is further boosting the fashion credentials of its female brand Eve by hosting two fashion swap events at bars this month.

Saki Bar: just weeks to appeal

Licence revoked at Manchester bar

By Lesley Foottit

A Rusholme bar has had its licence revoked after residents complained about its loud music that played until 4am at weekends. Manchester City...

Stay beautiful: ads were banned

ASA bans Pitcher & Piano pub Martini ad

By John Harrington

An event at a Pitcher and Piano (P&P) bar featuring the strapline "stay beautiful with Martini" has fallen foul of advertising rules.

Ambulance attacks: pubwatch crackdown

North-west pubwatches join anti-thug campaign

By John Harrington

Licensees at more than 500 pubs and clubs have agreed to handout pubwatch bans to thugs who attack ambulance staff. The new Stop Abuse campaign runs...